In choosing insulation for your Pasadena rental properties, there are several different types available. All of them have their own pros and cons. This could make picking the correct insulation hard unless you have the data you need to make an informed decision. We are now going to look at four of the most common types of home insulation as well as some of their pros and cons.
Fiberglass insulation is made for use in unfinished walls, ceilings, and floors. It is created out of glass fibers that have been matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls. The size of the batts or rolls makes them the best option for installing between studs, joists, and beams. As it is quite easy to install and relatively inexpensive, fiberglass insulation is a commonly selected choice. However, it can irritate the skin and airways, so gloves and other safety precautions should be taken before handling. Another drawback to fiberglass insulation is that it is difficult to add to existing construction without deconstructing the walls and ceilings.
Loose Fill and Blown-In
Loose fill or blown-in insulation is especially useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach areas. Loose fill and blown-in insulation are usually made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. Since specialized equipment must be used, the process of blowing in the insulation may be its largest drawback.
Foam board is usually utilized to insulate concrete slabs and blocks. Made from strong materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed right into the walls of new construction. When adding to existing construction, foam board may be utilized to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It is somewhat thin but has good insulating value. However, like blown-in insulation, foam board necessitates specialized skills and equipment for installation. To achieve a weatherproof finish, additional layers are needed since foam boards are not fire or weather resistant.
Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile insulation types available. Sprayed foam is made from a durable polyurethane and is meant for use in confined spaces, gaps, walls, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to add around existing construction and pipes or other features. You can purchase sprayed foam in little containers for small jobs, but greater quantities have to be applied with special spraying equipment. Additionally, it tends not to be as affordable as some of the other insulation types.
All in all, the type of insulation you choose for your rental homes will be determined by a combination of factors, including the current condition of the home, what needs to be insulated, and cost. All types will boost the home’s energy efficiency, and so no matter which one you choose, you’ll increase the value and comfort of your rental homes in Pasadena. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455 today!
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